R. Tiglao Reveals Rappler Getting Foreign Funds that Allegedly Violates the Philippine Constitution


Veteran journalist and one of the country's most respected columnist wring for the Manila Times, Rigorberto Tiglao made a very interesting expose on how Rappler allegedly violates the Philippine Constitution by getting funding from foreign firms such as Omidyar Network and North Base Media.


In the latest commentary written by Tiglao on his column for the Manila Times he revealed that Rappler violates the constitution as he cited Article XVI, Section 11 of the Philippine constitution that says: "The ownership of mass media shall be limited to citizens of the Philippines."

This is not part of the report about Tiglao's statement, I just want to check if a more popular website is just copying my articles. I have been monitoring this site and even commented on their site to not copy the articles written here or give credit to us because they are more popular in terms of alexa rankings.

According Tiglao, Rappler.com had been one of former President Aquino's supporters and now became Pres. Rody Duterte's fierce critic. During the Aquino administration, Rappler boasted that two American companies, Omidyar Network, Inc and North Base Media made substantial investments in Rappler.


Rappler allegedly received millions of dollars of funding from North Base Media, the very first in Asia according to TechinAsia. North Base Media is founded by Marcus Brauchli, Sasa Vucinic and Stuart Karle, former COO of Reuters.

Omidyar Network is one of the fastest growing media company in the world, funded by the French American Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, one of the world's biggest online retailers.


The North Base Media on their part stated on their official website that the company "focused on media, journalistic and digital-driven opportunities in growth markets." Both Omidyar and North Base claimed that their ownership with Rappler are not motivated by pecuniary goals, Omidyar is a philanthropic enterprises while North Base only "advice on digital trends and media in Asia."

Rigorberto Tiglao also questioned the investments of both Omidyar Network and North Base to Rappler and why is it that the company refused to disclose the amount of their non-for-profit investments to the Filipino company.

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R. Tiglao Reveals Rappler Getting Foreign Funds that Allegedly Violates the Philippine Constitution R. Tiglao Reveals Rappler Getting Foreign Funds that Allegedly Violates the Philippine Constitution Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 10/28/2016 Rating: 5

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